Anger Management Counselling

Anger can be a healthy emotional response and when expressed appropriately, it motivates us to deal with unhappy situations. However, when we find it hard to control our anger or experience it too often, it can become problematic. Chronic anger can affect our decision-making, damage our relationship with those around us, and even impact our physical health.

There are many factors that can contribute to chronic anger. Some of these contributors are previous experiences of trauma that could trigger someone. Hereditary and environmental factors also play a part. Since there are multiple causes, it is common for an individual to be unaware of the reasons behind their angry outbursts.

Do I need this? Some red flags to pay attention to...

  • You lose your temper often and easily over small incidents.
  • You feel the need to control your anger often.
  • You cannot express yourself without shouting at someone.
  • Regular arguments with family, friends, or colleagues.
  • Breaking or damaging objects when you get angry.
  • You threaten physical harm to yourself or people around you.
  • Getting into physical altercations with strangers or people close to you.
  • Getting in trouble with the law.
  • Excessive road rage and reckless driving.

How can anger management counselling benefit me?

Professional counselling can help address deep-rooted issues that may be causing disproportionate anger or rage to triggers. It can be beneficial for individuals who feel like they have little control over their temper, and find that their anger is negatively affecting their quality of life.

Anger management therapy provides tools and techniques to manage anger in one’s daily life. Anger management counselling allows individuals to: 

  • recognise early signs of chronic anger;
  • identify your triggers and learn how to manage them;
  • learn how to express your needs appropriately;
  • discover and apply techniques to manage your anger in a healthy manner;
  • develop effective a communication style to express your emotions; and
  • enhance your personal and professional relationships.

Anger issues rarely exist in isolation and can be caused by underlying mental health issues such as bipolar disorder. Unresolved, they can result in negative coping strategies such as alcohol or drug dependencies. Working with a counsellor to manage anger can greatly improve a person’s mental health and bring a sense of calm into a person’s life.

You can find our psychologists and professional counsellors listed on this link